7/10/11

The Last Little Blue Envelope

Author: Maureen Johnson
Pages: 282

Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Summary (from Goodreads)Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny's backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.

Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart.

This time, there are no instructions.
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My Summary: Six months after the abrupt end of her European trip, Ginny receives a mysterious e-mail, sent by someone who claims they have her stolen back-pack... and more importantly, all 13 of Aunt Peg's letters - including the last one, which Ginny never opened. This stranger tells Ginny that they will be willing to give her back everything if she meets them at a cafe in London.

Ginny immediately books a flight to London, arriving the day before Christmas Eve. She knows she must meet the stranger to get her letters back to complete her journey, but there's something else she has to do as well: revisit her feelings for Keith, the hot English guy who helped her complete the tasks in the first twelve letters.

But nothing goes as planned, and soon Ginny finds herself on the weirdest trip of her life, along with 3 of the most unlikely people she ever thought she'd bring along.

My Thoughts: I adored this book - probably a little more than the first. Maureen Johnson's writing is always extremely smooth and easy to follow, and the way she writes Ginny's story always keeps me hooked. The characters are always awesome as well; they're so real and easy to identify with - especially Ginny. I was so glad Keith was in this one as well, and I really liked Oliver - he was an asshole at times, but you couldn't help but feel bad for him.

I loved that this book tied up a few of (what we thought were) loose ends from the first book, and the way the author incorporated them into this book didn't feel forced at all. And we finally got to read the last letter! 

I was also extremely happy with Ginny's decision at the end of the book - I would've done the same thing in her situation :)

Final Thoughts: If you haven't read Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes yet, you should definitely do yourself a favour and pick it up... and you might as well buy the sequel as well, since you're going to want it in your hands as fast as possible. I definitely recommend it to fans of romance, and anyone who's ever wanted to go to Europe.

3 comments:

  1. I've only heard good things about this. Thanks for sharing, and great review!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  2. This sounds like a really fun read, I will have to check the first book out. Thank you for the review :)

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  3. this book completely BLEW ME AWAY!!! It has everything: romance, action, suspense. I love how Percy and Annabeth fall in love at the end. You can really tell that the characters have matured a lot and it makes me want to start at the beginning all over again. So basically I LOVED the book and I think it was the best book in the series BY FAR!!! I am really going to miss this series a lot!!!!!!!

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